Thursday, August 06, 1998
Governor John Engler today congratulated Mahle Inc., on its decision to expand in Farmington Hills. Mahle, which announced plans to open a new Technical Center in Farmington Hills, will employ between 65 and 70 people at the 30,000 square-foot facility in Farmington Hills. Currently the company, a tier-1 supplier to the Big Three and the engine industry worldwide, operates three plants across North America. The plants are located in Connecticut, Mexico and Morristown, Tenn., the company's North American headquarters. The Mahle Group, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, has approximately 20,000 employees worldwide, 2,000 of which are in North America. "I am pleased that Mahle has seen the advantages of locating in Michigan, and I welcome them as our newest corporate citizen," said Governor Engler. "Mahle will be a great addition to the Farmington Hills area and will help Michigan retain its rank as the number one state for economic development and job creation." "The proximity of our automotive customers and the availability of all the necessary infrastructure for our industry makes Farmington Hills a premier location for our Technology Center," said Wolfgang Rein, director of Engineering. "We look forward to improving service to our customers with this new facility." The company expects to move into its new facility in late September 1998.